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3D Printing Blood Vessels and Metal

Posted 8 Jul 2012 at 21:52 UTC by John_RobotsPodcast Share This

Above, researchers at UPenn and MIT print blood vessels, using sugar. Once the sugar hardens, cells suspended in gel are added. Once the gel solidifies, the sugar is dissolved and removed. After the break, another video shows a process where powdered stainless steel is printed using a binder (weak glue), then infused with bronze.

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